Should i get asils, madagascar games, shamos, or maylays?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ninjascrub69, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I accidentally posted this in the wrong section earlier so if you come acrost it twice im sorry.
    Anyway,I want to get one of them for a breeding project im working on (I'm going to cross a brahma with a phoenix and then cross the resulting birds to the breed you guys decide on)
    The goal is to get a bird that is much larger than the phoenix (but still has the beautiful feathers of a phoenix) and is slightly more hardy than a phoenix.
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Well, crossing a Brahma and an Oriental Gamefowl won't solve your problem. [​IMG] It will make a mutt, really. . . big bird x skinny tall bird x skinny bird wit long tail = average mutt. [​IMG]

    If you want a hardier, bigger Phoenix and keep the tail feathers, try going for something like a Cubalaya?
     
  3. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My cousin already crossed one of his phoenix roos with his brahma hen and it had the feathers of a phoenix but had a higher percentage of fluff, kind of like a brahma but with way longer feathers and the outer feathers were hard like a phoenix. So if i crossed something like that (hoping i get it from MY cross) with an oriental gamefowl would it still be skinny with a long tail? (i only wanted to breed the gamefowl in to get some weight and a lil bit longer legs)
     
  4. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think Ga Nois have the longest tails of the oriental types that you are looking for. This cock is either a Thai, Ga Noi or a Hmong Qiab.


     
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  5. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I did a little bit more research on them and I decided to get either a thai gamefowl, shamo, or a madagascar game. These are not my pics they belong to feathersite.com and gamefowl.co.uk

    Thai rooster

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    Madagascar game cockrel
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    shamo cockrel
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    They all seem to have relativly long tails, so out of these two which one should i get?
     
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  6. TomNY

    TomNY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless you are in love with the Oriental station I would suggest Phoenix/ Minorca. Minorcas already have size, tail, good feather, and white skin and white earlobes. Also the Minorcas will not be as slow maturing as any of the Orientals you've mentioned. Tom
     
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  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    I will let you know that I don't think that you will find Thai in the U.S. very cheap if you find them at all.

    Chris
     
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  8. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've seen hatching eggs on ebay b4. And tomNY Thats a good idea too, i might use a minorca instead of an asian gamefowl, or i might use both in different breeding pens to see which one gets the best results... thank you for the idea [​IMG] .
     
  9. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:what they said^
     
  10. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Malay has made great crosses with yokohama. I imagine they'd be great with phoenix too. Be sure to use a female oriental with your cross, the males are large and heavy and could potentially hurt any females from your brahma phoenix cross.
     

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